COMPTON, Calif. - The Warriors scored early with a 3-run first inning and never looked back as they held onto a 5-2 win over Compton on Tuesday at Compton College.
The first four batters of the game for the Warriors (21-4, 9-3) had base hits and a sacrifice fly led to a 3-0 lead after the first five batters of the game. The Warriors had a 4-0 lead after the second inning over the Tartars (5-20, 2-9).
Max Pappas got the win after tossing 6.1 innings giving up two runs on eight hits, three walks, and struck out six batters. Julian Diaz tossed a scoreless 1.2 innings in relief. Spencer Long recorded his seventh save of the season with a scoreless final inning.
The Warriors scored three runs in the first inning within the first five batters. Logan Young opened the game up with a single before Spencer Palmer doubled and advanced Young to third. Joseph Borges followed up with a double to bring in both runs. Matt Beserra hit a base hit to center and both runners advanced on a wild pitch. Aaron Orozco hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score the third run of the inning and record the first out of the game.
The Warriors made it 4-0 in the second inning with two outs in the inning. Logan Young and Spencer Palmer were both hit by pitches. Joseph Borges came up clutch again and and drove in Logan Young with an RBI single.
Compton got two runs back in the seventh inning. Nick Redick led the inning off with a single. Mike Hernandez and Dominic Masciel both hit one-out RBI doubles to bring in two runs for the Tartars to make it a 4-2 game.
Spencer Long pitched the last inning for the Warriors. He allowed two hits with one out and then advanced them both to scoring position with a passed ball. However, Long was able to record the next two batters out to preserve the save and game for the Warriors.